RE: [xsl] General Searching query

Subject: RE: [xsl] General Searching query
From: DPawson@xxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 16:33:52 -0000
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Andrew Welch" <andrew@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2001 1:35 AM
> Subject: RE: [xsl] General Searching query
> >
> >
> > Thanks for all of your comments, maybe I should clarify a little.
> >
> > The current system runs on IE5.5, with all processing performed
> client-side.
> > No servers are involved.  At the moment, there are around 
> 10,000 XML files
> > installed on each of the standalone clients.  This sounds a little
> strange,
> > but is set in stone.
> >
> > The current searching method is to build an index file of 
> all the words in
> > the transformed HTML, and include that with the product 
> release.  Because
> > the XML files arent going to change, this method works fine 
> and is very
> > fast.
> >
> > Of course, this isnt fully taking advantage of the fact we 
> are using XML.
> > It would be good to allow name-value searching, utilising 
> the structure of
> > the XML.
> >
> > So I would guess from your responses that this is a 
> non-starter,

Unsure about speed, I've just run a search on an xml database with 12000
in about 4 seconds, using dbXML,
All done client side, using xpath queries.
 If the source is marked up sufficiently well, you could index off it.
Might be worth looking at, as a means of disk based access.



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